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The Regional Infection Control Officer (RICO) Program is a co-operative approach to addressing the essential infection control and prevention needs of EMS agencies in the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) region.

The RICO Program provides a mechanism to normalize, centralize and simplify processes for EMS agencies to meet the requirements of SB1574 and provide consistent, quality infection prevention, rapid assistance from qualified Infection Preventionist providers if an exposure occurs while also ensuring regulatory compliance.

STRAC has partnered with San Antonio Fire Department and the Office of the Medical Director, Emergency Health Sciences Department of the UT Health San Antonio to create the RICO program. Dr. David Miramontes, SAFD/EMS Medical Director oversees the RICO program, and RICO manages the day-to-day operations.

24/7 RICO HOTLINE: (210) 355-0804


RICO Member Members FY'24 (1-Sep-23 to 31-Aug-24), Project Year 2024

• Alamo Heights FD/EMS
• Atascosa County EMS
• Bandera County EMS
• Bexar County ESD-2
• Bexar County ESD-3 (dba Bexar Bulverde VFD)
• Bexar County ESD-4 (dba Leon Springs VFD)
• Bexar County ESD-7 (dba District 7 Fire/Rescue)
• Bexar County ESD-10
• Bexar County ESD-11
• Bexar County ESD-12
• Boerne FD
• Bulverde Spring Branch EMS
• Comal County ESD-3 (dba Canyon Lake FD/EMS)
• Community EMS
• Concan VFD/EMS
• Converse FD/EMS
• Edwards County EMS
• EMS of Nueces Canyon

• Fredericksburg FD/EMS
• Gonzales County ESD-1
• Harper VFD
• Helotes FD
• Karnes County EMS
• Kendall County EMS
• Kerrville FD
• Kirby FD
• La Salle County EMS
• Medina County ESD-1
• New Braunfels FD/EMS
• Shavano Park FD
• United Medevac Solutions
• Utopia EMS
• Uvalde EMS
• Wilson County ESD-2
• Wilson County ESD-3
• Wilson County ESD-4